Viewing James J. Hill: "The Railroad: Legislative Regulation and Its Limits." (1910).
In 1910, James J. Hill, the builder of a transcontinental railroad, published a collection of articles on aspects of American life titled "Highways of Progress." In one chapter, he expressed strong views on state and federal regulation of the nation's railways----he despised state regulators, preferring minimal federal oversight. The style and substance of his paper are striking contrasts to off-the-bench speeches and articles on governmental "police power" by some judges at this time.